Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-week evidence-based education program for family caregivers that will provide you with tools and strategies to better handle the unique caregiver challenges you face.

    “After taking this class I am a more confident caregiver! Having tools to resolve problems is a definite advantage in becoming a better caregiver and a happier, wiser, healthier me… and a healthier ‘us’!” --class participant


    About Powerful Tools for Caregivers:
         • Meets 2 ½ hours per week for six weeks
         • Small group (10-15 participants)
         • Professional-led self-management workshop
         • Promotes empowerment by teaching behavior management
         • Self-care tools developed:
              o Change negative self-talk         
              o Reduce personal stress         
              o Communicate needs to family members and healthcare or service providers         
              o Communicate more effectively in challenging situations         
              o Recognize the messages in emotions         
              o Deal with difficult feelings

    Benefits of Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    • Self-Care Behaviors: (e.g. increased exercise, relaxation and medical check-ups)
    • Management of Emotions: (reduced guilt, anger, and depression)
    • Self-Efficacy: (increased confidence in coping with caregiving demands)
    • Use of Community Resources: (increased utilization of local services)

    Classes hosted by the Caregiver Resource Center-Orange County